College Scholarships





AAF Greenville Minority High School Internship ProgramDeadline May19th, 2017

This internship offers a minority high school student the opportunity to gain insightful experience and establish contacts within the advertising industry. 

Selected students participate in a two-week summer internship program that places them in various host organizations throughout the area. The selected students are rewarded with a $500 scholarship towards post-secondary education. The interns are eligible for a chance at a $1,000 college scholarship from AAF District Three, which represents clubs of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. An AAF Greenville student has been selected for this additional scholarship in three of the past six years.

Through this experience, the intern gains an understanding of the different disciplines and opportunities that exist within the fields of advertising and marketing.

Rising high school juniors or seniors, or rising college freshmen are eligible for consideration upon receipt of a completed Student Application to include:

  • A completed application by May 19, 2017.
  • A typed 150-word essay on the topic, “Why a career in advertising interests me”
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor
  • An official transcript with class rank
  • Signed parental consent form with medical release  

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Pi Zeta Omega Chapter Deadline March 11, 2017

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) was founded on a mission comprised of five basic tenets that have remained unchanged since the sorority’s inception more than a century ago. Alpha Kappa Alpha’s mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind". Click here for full application & details

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships Deadline March 1 Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. This year, BAM will award two US$5,000 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable, so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive an annual $5,000 award for up to four years.


  • Be a high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian).
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation.
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.
  • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Require financial assistance to attend college.

C.G. Fuller Foundation Deadline May 1, 2017

The Fuller Foundation provides scholarships to men and women from South Carolina attending South Carolina Colleges or Universities. Applications will be distributed through the school. It is very important that students return the entire application with all appropriate documents no later than May 1st. Applications can be mailed to the address below or emailed to

U.S. Trust, Bank of America
C. G. Fuller Foundation
P.O. Box 366 RI1-536-05-03
Providence, RI 02903    

Curtis Harkness Scholarship Deadline February 15, 2017 Click to learn about the scholarship. Click for an application.

DACA Students—TheDream.US Deadline February 1, 2017 and March 8, 2017 is the largest college access program for DREAMers (undocumented youth) in the country. We have two scholarships, the National Scholarships for DREAMers who live in one of the 14 states (and DC) that offer in-state tuition for DREAMers for 70+ Partner Colleges, and the Opportunity Scholarship which is for DREAMers who live in locked-out states (like South Carolina) to go to college outside of their state to one of five Partner Colleges in CT, DE, DC, OR, and TN.

The National Scholarship Award covers tuition and fees up to a maximum of $12,500 for an associate’s degree and $25,000 for a bachelor’s degree. The Opportunity Scholarship covers tuition and fees up to a maximum of $80,000 for a bachelor’s degree. The Awards are renewable each year – and all the requirements are also on our websiteClick for a quick overview of the programs.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship Deadline March 6, 2017 The Greenville (SC) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is currently accepting applications for its annual college scholarship program.  Each year we partner with the Greenville County School District office of School Counseling Services to distribute this scholarship information to eligible graduating seniors.  Our organization also likes to make this information available to the students who are attending the local charter high schools.  Download the scholarship information cover letter and application.

For additional information, you may contact the scholarship committee at or 844-472-2378.

Denny's Hungry For Education Scholarship Deadline April 14, 2017 for upstate high school seniors via the link http://www.dennyshungryforedu It is located under the "High School Students" tab and then by clicking on the Urban League of the Upstate logo.  

HomeSecurityList Smart Home Scholarship Deadline December 10th, 2017 A high school senior already accepted to a college or trade school, a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States. You must be interested in the smart home revolution including home automation, IoT (internet of things), home security, etc. One winner will be selected by January 31st, 2018 and will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship. Scholarship: No Deadline

Blogging is a great way for students to dive deep into a passion of theirs while gaining marketable skills such as professional writing, web development, and more. Scholarship Awarded: The Start of Every Financial Quarter (2017-2022)Applications are accepted year-round

Who Qualifies?: High-school Seniors attending school in America

To apply: Students should follow the free guides available here on to create a blog about a passion of theirs and on that blog, post a video explaining how they think blogging will impact the future of the digital age and working in America.

 Jackie Robinson Foundation Deadline February 15, 2017 Once chosen from a national, selective process, “Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars” receive a generous four-year grant to assist with the costs of attending the college or university of their choice and are enrolled in JRF’s celebrated mentoring curriculum. JRF’s four-year curriculum enables students to navigate the college environment effectively, explore career options, develop leadership skills and embrace a commitment to service. Throughout the four-year program, JRF also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of its namesake. “JRF Scholars” receive grants of up to $28,000 over four years to complement the financial aid they receive from their colleges or universities. In addition, Scholars are financially sponsored to attend JRF’s annual four-day “Mentoring and Leadership Conference” in New York City as well as other regional events throughout the year.

The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Additional fellowships are given to JRF Scholars to pursue opportunities to work and study abroad, and for post-graduate education.

Junior League of Greenville Deadline March 10, 2017 Young Women's Writing Contest. Female students in grades 6-12 from Greenville County public, private, and home schools are encouraged to submit their essays. Essays should be between 750-1200 words and will be accepted until March 7, 2017. The winner will be announced by May 1, 2017. Apply here.

Along with a $500 scholarship award, the winning essay will be published in the Summer 2017 issue of VISIONS magazine, and the winner will be invited to accept her award at the JLG's Annual Meeting held on May 23, 2017.

This year's topic is:

Conflict and working with people we do not see eye to eye with is part of life. Discuss a conflict resolution strategy you use successfully in school or with friends. How did you develop this strategy? Do you have a success story?

KidGuard Deadline March 31, 2017 Multiple scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000
Eligibility: Applicants must be junior (11th grade) or senior (12th grade) students currently enrolled in a high school during the 2016-2017 academic year in the United States

We want to hear your thoughts on the topic of cyberbullying: How have you or your peers been affected by cyberbullying? How do you think schools can aid in stopping cyberbullying? We want to hear your honest opinions and express your well-thought-out ideas clearly, supported with research and evidence in the form of an essay. We want to stress that word count is not a deciding factor in this essay contest.

To apply: Applicants must apply to the contest via email to and provide their contact information and a verification of full-time enrollment at the institution. Please visit our website for more detailed information: 
Ronald McDonald House Scholarship Deadline January 18, 2017 We want these students to reach their full potential. To help them accomplish this, our network of U.S. Chapters, along with the global office of RMHC, offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Since 1985, more than $60 million in scholarships have been awarded.Eligibility.  Apply here. For questions, contact International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) via email at (Subject Line: RMHC) or toll free 866-664-0236.

NAFEPA Deadline January 17, 2017
On behalf of the NAFEPA organization, we are excited to offer four scholarship opportunities to students in your schools.  The scholarship offerings are in honor of four NAFEPA members who have provided our Association with valuable leadership, having given time and talents to move our Association forward as a professional organization. 

Students are eligible to apply if they are currently in their senior year of high school and presently enrolled in a public or charter school or school district served by NAFEPA members, or if they are students currently enrolled as freshmen in an accredited college or university.  Click for application.

Two scholarships will be awarded to students who are pursuing degrees in Education. Two scholarships may be awarded for pursuit in Education or any other major.

Since South Carolina has 100 or more NAFEPA members, we will be able to select two nominees to represent our state this year. So, please share this information with the appropriate personnel at all of your high schools as soon as possible.  

All completed application packets must be received by Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Application packets can be emailed to me at or faxed to me at 843-563-5928.  They can also be mailed to my attention at Title I Administrative Office, 190 S. Metts St., St. George, SC 29477.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 843-563-5923.
Educationally yours,
Rhonda L. Robinson
Director of Federal Programs

South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Foundation (SCLEOF) Deadline February 20, 2017 will award $7,000 in Scholarships in 2017 to 3 graduating high school seniors. SCLEOA has been the Voice of Law Enforcement in South Carolina since 1941. Today, nearly 7,000 officers, representing every rank in municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies, comprise the membership of our association.

The SCLEOF will award one $3,000 scholarship and two $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors in the coming year. One of the $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to the child of an SCLEOA member.

To be considered for a scholarship, a completed application (including transcript and essay) must be received by the SCLEOF or postmarked no later than Monday, February 20, 2017 at the end of the business day. Applications and guidelines.

Sirrine Scholarship Deadline April 15, 2017
Students may apply for a $2,000 Sirrine Scholarship by visiting the Sirrine Scholarship Application website.  All applications must be submitted online by April 15, 2017.  Starting in 2017, paper applications will no longer be accepted.

Sirrine Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of four years for undergraduate study at a two- or four-year institution.  Sirrine Scholarships are renewable for a maximum of three (3) years, provided the student maintains satisfactory progress toward the completion of his/her program of studies.  Renewals are not automatic; the student must reapply each year. 

There are three (3) different applications for applying for the Sirrine Scholarship.

New Applicant – A student has never applied for the J. E. Sirrine Scholarship or has never been awarded the scholarship.  A student must be a graduate of the class of 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017 in order to apply for the 2017-2018 academic school year.

Renewal Applicant – A student is currently receiving the J. E. Sirrine Scholarship and is eligible for renewal of the scholarship.  A student may be awarded up to four years for undergraduate study at a two- or four-year institution. 

Reinstatement – Student has been awarded the J. E. Sirrine Scholarship in a previous year but is notcurrently receiving the scholarship.  For example, a student was awarded the scholarship in 2014 but in 2015 the student did not apply as a renewal. 

About the Sirrine Scholarship Program

The J. E. Sirrine Scholarship Program was established through the generosity of the late Joseph Emory Sirrine. Mr. Sirrine left the bulk of his estate as a perpetual memorial to his father and mother to be used to assist deserving graduates of Greenville County public high schools or Greenville County charter high schools.

If you have any questions about the Sirrine Scholarship Program, please contact (864) 355-3391 or (864) 355-3392.

Spinx Fred Adkins Memorial Scholarship Deadline March 24, 2017 The application it is available via Recipients must have a minimum 2.50 GPA, be involved in extracurricular activities, be accepted to an accredited college or university and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Three deserving Greenville County scholars will be awarded $1,000 scholarships.  

Watston-Brown Foundation Deadline February 15, 2017 

The primary mission of the Watson-Brown Foundation is providing need and merit-based scholarships to select Georgia and South Carolina students attending accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States. Greenville County is one of the select areas for this scholarship.


2017 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Bernice Barton Scholarship Deadline April 15, 2017

Applicants must be enrolled as a high school senior with plans to attend a post-secondary institution. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. All applications must be accompanied by the following: Three letters of recommendation (high school teacher, community leader, other non-relative), High school official transcript, SAT / ACT Scores, Essay of 150 words or more to include -Self information, personal and professional aspiration and goals -Explanation of how this award will help achieve stated goals -Explanation of why you should receive this award -Extra Curricula /Community Activities/ Clubs/Organizations, and a Letter of college acceptance. 

Please make sure all the necessary forms and documents are completed and attached when mailing in your application. Best of luck to you.
_____3 letters of recommendation
_____High school official transcript
_____SAT/ACT Scores
_____Essay of 150 words or more Typed, doubled-spaced, and 12 point font in Times New Roman
_____Letter of college acceptance
_____Award Criteria agreement sheet  
Return application and supporting documentation by email or mail on or before April 15, 2017

Hispanic/Minority Scholarships

1.   Hispanic Scholarship Fund $500-$5,000; Available: January 6, 2017; Deadline: March 30, 2017

2.    Opportunity Scholarship $80,000 for a bachelor’s degree; Available: November, 2017; Deadline: N/A

3.    National Scholarship $12,500 for associate’s degree; $25,000 for a bachelor’s degree; Available: November 15, 2016; Deadline: March 8, 2017

4.    Golden Door Scholarship 4-year tuition; room & board; Available: September, 2017; Deadline: N/A

5.     Asociación Hispano-Americana de Mujeres Scholarship Program Available: January 25, 2017; Deadline:      March 31, 2017

6.     GOYA Foods Culinary Arts Scholarship Program $5,000 Available: November, 2017; Deadline: N/A

7.     Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders  (Jotform) $1,000 for 4-year college; $500 for 2-year schools. All awards are provided only once & are not renewable. Available: March, 2017; Deadline: December 31, 2017

8. Scholarship $2,500 Available: Applications are accepted year-round;  Scholarship Awarded: March 31, 2017

9.    CORE's Que Llueva Café Scholarship Deadline: Last Saturday in February

10.   National Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarship $2,000-$5,000; Deadline: March 17, 2017

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Scholarship Lists

Check these lists fully for opportunities for you. The lists are updated periodically.

African American Scholarships (scholarships in SC) 

Broadcast Scholarships

Community Foundation of Greenville Scholarships
Note: you fill out one application to be eligible for all the scholarships managed by the Community Foundation.

Greenville County

Hispanic Alliance

JLV Scholarships and Contests

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100 College and Grad School Scholarships for Women of Color

Veterinary Studies Scholarship

It is very important that  students return the entire application with all appropriate documents no later than May 1st.  Applications can be mailed to the address below or emailed to

U.S. Trust, Bank of America
C. G. Fuller Foundation
P.O. Box 366 RI1-536-05-03
Providence, RI 02903

Applications for this scholarship will be given out to students through the school.